Capitol Hill Community Post | Gang unit and massive investments in housing, homeless services, and transportation headline budget

From the King County Council

The King County Council unanimously adopts the 2019-2020 county budget, a plan that includes funding to restore the Sheriff’s gang unit, $100 million for affordable housing projects, and $230 million to combat homelessness.

Today’s passage comes after nearly two months of deliberation and review of the proposal delivered from the County Executive in September. Totaling $11.7 billion dollars, the budget is headlined by an array of key measures: Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Yellow Scooter helmet stolen!

I live in the 300 block of Melrose Avenue and Thomas. Sunday night 11/04/2018 Someone broke into my gated area and busted open up my seat and stole my bright yellow Diesel helmet. The Seattle Police think someone most likely watched me come home and see it go into the seat. If you see a bright yellow helmet please call me asap at 206-853-3593 or call the Seattle Police.

Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle chefs create organization to fund human rights issues

From +togetherSEATTLE

The Seattle restaurant community is a tightknit one—whether passing along the name of a great line cook or favorite farmer, jumping in to be an extra pair of hands at an auction dinner, or rallying around a friend going through a hard time—there’s something special about being a part of the hospitality industry in Seattle. And it’s that sense of community that chef Ericka Burke experienced when she texted a few of her friends in late June.

“I was sitting in my office reading one devastating article after another,” said Ericka Burke, chef/owner of Volunteer Park Cafe. “I was overrun with outrage and sadness at the cruel and inhuman treatment of immigrant families. I was sick to my stomach and had to do something, so I reached out to some of my chef friends. I didn’t have a plan. I just said, “we need to do something, anything to help these families that are being torn apart.” Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | No on Prop. 1

From Melissa Westbrook, Seattle Schools Community Forum blog

I urge a no vote to the City of Seattle’s 2018 Families, Education, Preschool and Promise levy. This levy is a radical change from previous ones. With the larger property tax increase already enacted by the Legislature to fulfill the McCleary decision, I question the combination of a dollar increase and an expansion of the Families and Education levy.

And, Seattle Public Schools has its own two levy renewals in February 2019 and I believe that with those four large property taxes, there might be voter fatigue.

The new F&E levy will cost the median Seattle homeowner $248 each year, up from $136 a year under the two present levies Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | The Red Zone Continues as Halloween Central

The Red Zone, a concentrated neighborhood of over-the-top Halloween decorations, is located on North Capitol Hill, near St. Joseph Church. Bordered by 16th Ave East, Highland, 18th Ave East and Mercer, the action begins around 5 for the kiddies and continues until candy runs out.

Many of the 9 blocks have closed their streets to car traffic for the safety of trick or treaters.

Capitol Hill Community Post | Let’s Vote to Close the Harmful, Persistent Academic Opportunity Gap

From former Mayor Tim Burgess and Lauren Hipp of Mom’s Rising for Families Yes

Our city can close the academic opportunity gap negatively impacting many of our children. Doing so would help fulfill our belief that every child can learn and reach their full potential, regardless of their neighborhood, income, home languages, or color of their skin.

This harmful, long-present academic opportunity gap is crystal clear at the beginning of kindergarten when, through no fault of their own, more than half of our city’s children show up already behind. It’s clear when children in the third grade can’t read at grade level, a critical predictor of student success over the long-term. It’s clear when middle and high school kids lose interest, drop out, aren’t able to graduate.

Seattle voters have the chance in November’s election to take a bold step toward closing the academic opportunity gap by approving Proposition 1, the city government’s Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy.

Here’s how. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Public comment period opening for technologies subject to city’s surveillance ordinance

From the Seattle Information Technology Department

The City of Seattle will hold a series of five public meetings and ask for public comment regarding an initial six of the 29 technologies that meet the City’s definition of a surveillance, as defined in the City’s Surveillance Ordinance (ORD # 125376), which went into effect on September 1, 2017. The meetings will feature a short presentation on the technologies and then attendees will break down into small group discussions. As required under the legislation, the public comment period for these technologies opened on Monday, October 8 and will run through Monday, November 5. The schedule and location of these public meetings is listed below. The West Seattle location, which is highlighted, has been moved to the American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle (West Seattle Legion Hall) on Alaska Street.

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Capitol Hill Community Post | See what lidding I-5 might look like

(Image: Alex Garland Photography)

From Lid I-5

The 2018 Central Hills Triangle Collaborative (CHTC) wrapped up last week with over 250 people attending the final presentations. We saw bold concepts from the stalwart design teams and heard inspiring words from local luminaries. Thanks for joining us and making the event a blast!

Couldn’t make it in person? Check out the latest news coverage on Q13CrosscutKOMO, or KING!

Draft renderings of design concepts for lidding I-5 (Images: Studio 216)

You can also view the team presentations on the updated CHTC webpage. The complete set of conceptual renderings will be released later this year with the goal of sparking further conversation and more ideas. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Capitol Hill Housing Omnivorous: Raise a glass to resilience

From Capitol Hill Housing

The strength of our community lies in our support of each other. When you attendOmnivorous, you are showing up for our neighbors for whom an affordable home means a safe place to grow and flourish. Come together with us to celebrate this precious resource – you.


The tasting event of the year starts at 5:30pm on October 11th at Washington Hall. We still have a few tickets left! Reserve your spot now for $85 today.
Featuring Capitol Hill and Central District staples:
Floral arrangements donated by Fortunate Orchard.
Every guest is encouraged to give generously at Omnivorous. All gifts will support Capitol Hill Housing’s work providing our most vulnerable neighbors with housing and supportive services.

Capitol Hill Community Post | Coastal Kitchen Chef’s Preview – Menu #108 – Thailand!

After 25 years, and over 100 menus…how did we miss stopping at Thailand?!

Thai food is known for being as beautiful as it is delicious, well known for its spiciness, and intricate balance of sour, sweet, salty, bitter! Full of fresh herbs, we’re delighted to invite you to our Chef’s Preview of Menu #108…Thailand!

October 12th, 13th, and 14th from 8am – 10pm join us for Brunch or Dinner and get a sneak peak of our Thailand Menu!

Full Thailand Menu launches Thursday November 15th!